Category: Cultural Geography

South Berkeley needs safer streets and more neighbors | Berkeleyside

“We envision a mixed-income transit village for the BART station with a thriving Flea Market, a greenway with parks and bike lanes, housing for all — especially our lowest-income residents — and slow streets made safe for our elders, children, drivers, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.

By narrowing Adeline Street to two lanes in front of Ashby BART station, Berkeley can build a public plaza for the Flea Market — a Berkeley institution that must be permanently preserved and strengthened. Narrowing Adeline Street from Ward to MLK will not only free up public community space at the BART station; it will also allow significant pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the entire corridor AND creation of a new.”

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Archaeologists Discover Long-Sought-After Racist Bone!

On Tuesday, in a region of Arizona once known for its Neolithic settlements, a prominent archeology team made a historic discovery when it unearthed a frequently referenced and formerly elusive racist bone (ulnis bigotris).

The bone has long been a topic of debate in the scientific community. And, despite its previous unattainability, experts have insisted on its existence for centuries, due to voluminous evidence of racism, both in personal and institutional forms.

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ArtNewsUK: UK’s Medieval Graffiti Full of Subversive Pagan Symbols

Do England’s medieval graffiti drawings reveal a lingering devotion to paganism? As reported by the BBC, the four-year-old Lincolnshire medieval graffiti project has uncovered more than 28,000 examples of centuries-old carvings etched by bored medieval church-goers, some of which appear to depict pagan symbols and imagery.

news.artnet.com/exhibitions/uks-medieval-graffiti-full-of-subversive-pagan-symbols-67358

State of Being Report

Having found zero support in the tech field I’ve thought about driving and began researching what that life would be like for me and how to make that transition.

Just like my being in tech, my interest in trucking is viewed with side eye by everyone I meet queer or not.

Over the past year most answers to questions I ask are what anyone with half a brain and knows how to use Google search could do.

It is looking like this is for me, a career move, that if I take it at all, it will be once again something I do alone because I am perceived, as a Black Trans Lesbian, to be off, traveling outside my lane, even within LGBT communities I’ve known, be they East, West, North, South.

As most folks know, I am currently in Berkeley, California and after almost two years in the Bay Area I have never attracted a single friend or anyone offering anything beyond the most superficial assistance.

I haven’t found a way to pay for training other than predatory CDL Mills. I’m 62 year old and life has battered me too much to lose my social security health benefits without a viable replacement, while working my ass off driving for small coin mileage starting out.

I’ve heard Prime and it’s CDL Training has the largest number of Trans driver endorsements but haven’t found anything in the Northern Bay area with a good or any positive LGBT reviews.

My talking about IT, Commercial Maker Projects, Transsportation in general or Trucking in specific are non-starters for conversation among any members of the Bay Area LGBT communities I have met or reached out to.

My professional/political interests are Environmentalism, Feminism, Equal Justice, Equal Opportunity, Economic Democracy for Social Democracy.

If anyone is motivated to sincerely work at helping me make an informed decision about professional driving, you can find my full contact information somewhere on this site.

My specific trucking interest is in Class A, with X Endorsement (Tanker/HazMat) though I have long been studying Intermodal Systems as part of my tech startup’s focus.

Until when, I bid you all peace.

Muirén

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